Views about human evolution by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by views about human evolution

% of adults who say humans…

Religious traditionEvolved; due to natural processesEvolved; due to God's designEvolved; don't know howAlways existed in present formDon't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant11%25%2%57%5%8,593
Historically Black Protestant16%31%3%45%5%1,916
Jehovah's Witness6%15%< 1%74%5%245
Mainline Protestant28%31%5%30%5%6,083
Orthodox Christian29%25%5%36%5%186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")63%14%4%15%3%7,556
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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